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Postby BricksforBricks » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:03 pm

This is pretty cool set, 2 shadow guys and a knight
good job lego
sad thing is that the dooors on the side make no sense at alll
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Postby Tower of Iron Will » Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:40 am

When I look at this set now, I could see it buying it for parts/figures. However, since this came out during the overall KK2 period I most likely ignored it.
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Postby Sir Kohran » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:21 am

The set is well-designed, but there is pretty much nothing unique to this set (I'm sure pretty much all of it could be built out of parts from 8877, minus the black horse) so overall it's not much of a standout. 6.5/10
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Postby Mr. Shiny & New » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:51 pm

I bought two of these. Good parts and the jelly-bean knight that comes with it isn't too ridiculous. If you combine two sets you can make a really kick-butt prisoner wagon that captures the spirit of the designer's intent, while not changing the design much. If LEGO bricks were a tad cheaper this could have been an amazing little kit. But overall I like this set; during the era of the jelly-bean knights many sets were too juniorized or featured questionable design decisions; this set's only really lame feature (in my opinion) is the catapult, which is simply silly. But then KKII featured horse-mounted catapults, so this isn't too bad in that regard.

I'd rate this set as a "buy", and if you like shadow knights, "buy multiple".
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Postby Username » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:00 pm

I wish the green face mask came in the speckled black or dark bley.
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Postby KingDavid » Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:01 am

Username wrote:I wish the green face mask came in the speckled black or dark bley.


This may be slightly off-topic, but I'll make it quick. This word "bley", is it supposed to refer to blue-gray? Just curious. Never heard that word before I came to this forum. Thanks.
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Postby Mr. Shiny & New » Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:13 pm

KingDavid wrote:
Username wrote:I wish the green face mask came in the speckled black or dark bley.


This may be slightly off-topic, but I'll make it quick. This word "bley", is it supposed to refer to blue-gray? Just curious. Never heard that word before I came to this forum. Thanks.


bley refers to the new (2004 and onwards) grey, which replaced the old grey. It's called bley because it's bluish compared to the original. Many people were... upset... when the colour changed. LEGO promised to never change the core colours again, however I think since then they have changed some of them. Anyway, most people have now accepted the new colours and it scarcely bears mentioning, except when you need to compare the new grey to the old grey.
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Postby albero78 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:51 pm

:(
I have to say that I dislike this set. It's not attractive to me at all.
If I compare this set with today's sets or older ones there's a big gap...
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Postby jdigiovanna » Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:03 am

I had this set once. I enjoyed it for a while but to be honest my primary reason for buying it was the horses :roll: . This marked a small step in the right direction following castles greatest ever disgrace, kk2.1 :x .8/10 for being tied for the best set in its theme.
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